The following is a description of a study from one of the many researchers that our organization has funded.

Alan Stern, M.D.
McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia
Hand Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common form of osteoarthritis which has a genetic basis. Dr. Stern is conducting a clinical study of two hundred pairs of siblings affected by hand osteoarthritis. By analyzing the clinical and genetic information, this study will seek to define the potential inherited predisposition for hand OA. The search for potential genetic causes and influences for hand OA will likely precede important treatment advances.
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